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    Boolit Mold
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    Interesting Ideal Mold

    Picked this up this afternoon at a local antique shop. It is marked .429 220. Nice shape, perhaps unused with a bit of light rust. Does have the box, what interests me is that there are no vent lines. Any ideas what it is?

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    According to the Lyman Handbook of Cast Bullets(#1) it is:

    "Designed by A.L.A. Himmelwright to cut clean hole with .44 S. & W. Russian or Colt New Service revolver. Very accurate to 50 yards."
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

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    looks like a Himmelwright Wadcutter. http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell-Himmelwright-Wadcutters.htm

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    Looks like an excuse to get a 44 Russian. Thanks for the info.

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    Good catch at an antique store. I rarely find anything of reloading tool value in those places, even if it is fun to look around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pressman View Post
    Good catch at an antique store. I rarely find anything of reloading tool value in those places, even if it is fun to look around.

    Ken
    I believe it was Chamberlain in his book on antique reloading tools that said his first old Ideal tong tool was found in an antique shop labeled as a leather punch. Anybody with a. Mini-Van and a receipt book can go into the antique business... no knowledge (or even common sense) needed!

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